Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC)

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More than 170 GAC Accredited Programs and growing. Search here for academic degree programs that meet your needs.

The Global Accreditation Center is the world’s leading specialized accrediting body for project management and related degree programs, accrediting programs at the bachelor’s, postgraduate, and doctorate levels offered within accredited institutions of higher education worldwide. Organizations today recognize project management as a critical competency. Colleges and universities are responding with programs that prepare students to enter the workplace with the knowledge and skills to fulfill this need.

The PMI Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC) assures accredited programs are relevant, student-focused, and accountable. As the leading accrediting body for project, program, and portfolio management programs, GAC is committed to excellence and continuous improvement.


Handbook of Accreditation for Academic Degrees and Awards

Review the standards of accreditation and learn more about the accreditation process.

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Accreditation Process | Overview and Benefits

Learn about the 4-step process to have your program accredited and discover the value of accreditation for academic programs. 

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If you are interested in learning more about GAC accreditation or becoming a GAC volunteer, a GAC team member will contact you.

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Students Stand Out With CAPM®

The Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® certification is designed for career starters to differentiate skills and demonstrate job-readiness to employers.

The 2023 exam update helps students prove their ability to meet today’s project demands and qualify for opportunities. Request info on CAPM prep and exam packages for schools.

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GAC Events

Are you a prospective, applicant, or a reaffirming program representative? Register for an upcoming webinar to learn more about GAC accreditation. Webinar topics include an overview of GAC and the accreditation process, GAC and PMBOK Guide 7th Edition, and academic offerings for higher education institutions. If you are an interested program representative, current GAC accredited program contact, or a GAC volunteer, check out the upcoming and previously recorded webinars to find a topic that interests you.

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On-Demand GAC Training 

For programs seeking or reaffirming GAC accreditation, as well as GAC volunteers, on-demand trainings instructs on the value and benefits of GAC accreditation and accreditation procedures.

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Resources for Applicant Programs

Access a library of resources for applicant and reaffirming programs.

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GAC assures accredited programs are relevant, student focused, and accountable. Learn how GAC accreditation assures program excellence.


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PMI Certification Requirements for GAC Graduates 

Graduates of GAC accredited programs will be granted substantial credit toward the experience requirement for all PMI certifications. 

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GAC for Students 

Find out how attending a GAC accredited program can benefit you and browse PMI resources to advance your career. 

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Early Career Resource Library

Whether you are a job seeker, graduate or undergraduate student, the PMI Early Career Resource page will help you develop and advance your career. 

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